With the No. 131 pick, the White Sox grabbed Jordan Sprinkle in the 2022 MLB draft, He was selected from UC-Santa Barbara.
Sprinkle is a defensive wizard whose bat struggled this past season, but shows some promise after previously reworking his swing.
Some defense is always fun pic.twitter.com/Frk6Lk4iYu— Denis Schuh (@DenisSchuh) July 9, 2022
Sprinkle comes in as MLB.com’s No. 140 prospect coming into this draft.
A bit undersized, Sprinkle is a guy that looks to project as a long-term prospect at the shortstop position. A bizarro version of the White Sox current All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson, Sprinkle’s value comes primarily on the defensive side of the ball.
Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 60 | Overall: 45
Regardless of whether his bat ever comes around to what he showed in 2021, being named named Co-Big West Freshman of the Year and a third-team All-American, Sprinkle’s defense, speed, and base stealing ability look to project him as a player to have a really good shot to carve out a spot on a big league roster in the future.
First Round (No. 26 overall): Noah Schultz, LHSP (ranked No. 49 on MLB Pipeline)
Second Round (No. 62 overall): Peyton Pallette, RHSP (ranked No. 43 on MLB Pipeline)
Third Round (No. 101 overall): Jonathan Cannon, RHSP (ranked No. 60 on MLB Pipeline)
Fourth Round (No. 131 overall): Jordan Sprinkle, SS, (ranked No. 140 on MLB Pipeline)